PC Club launches its First AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor-Based System at all 60 Locations
INDUSTRY, CALIF. --
The new Enpower Nitro is PC Club’s first system into the dual-core arena. The system runs on a 939-pin socket motherboard that will house AMD’s new dual-core processor.
PC Club’s Director of Product and Engineering, Jason Brandon, stated that “The Enpower has always been one of our strongest machines and we felt that the migration to dual core on this platform would offer the most benefits to our customers.”
The AMD dual-core processors essentially act like two processors in one. AMD first announced plans for multi-core technology as early as 1999. The tendency for users to run multiple programs at once was the drive that called for the development of dual-core. AMD found that most users tend to run background programs such as virus/firewall programs periodically while resuming regular work. With the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor-based Enpower Nitro system, customers will realize an immediate benefit with the capability to run multimedia and security applications with increased performance, as well as enjoy new levels of multi-tasking capabilities – allowing multiple applications to run simultaneously – and an enhanced multimedia experience when using multi-threaded applications.
On industry standard benchmarks, AMD found that dual-core processors outperform similar single-core processors on average by 22 to 39 percent, depending on the application tested. For some digital media applications, consumers may expect to see as much as an 80 percent improvement in performance on select digital media applications.
About PC Club
PC Club has been offering the latest technology in computer systems, parts, and accessories since 1992. With over 60 locations in 12 states, they have been nationally recognized as a major retailer receiving awards from Intel, AMD, and Twice Magazine. In addition to being a computer parts retailer, PC Club is also a manufacturer that sells their own computer system line known as Enpower.